Giving Compass' Take:

• From the B Leadership Summit emerged the B Corp Climate Action Collaborative, a group of committed B Corps that want to advance climate mitigation plans further. 

• Why is the collective impact model effective for tackling climate change issues? 

• Read more about how to use your business to tackle climate change through inclusion. 

Leaders from some of the world’s most climate-progressive companies gathered Feb. 11–14 in New Mexico to shape a short- and long-term collective action plan to address the threats of climate change.

In attendance at the B Leadership Summit were more than 35 North American Certified B Corporations that have demonstrated leadership in environmental action and progress — many have been designated Best for the World in the Environment category.

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet among the world’s highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

“With a decade of credibility as their foundation, B Corporations have a unique and powerful role to play — both as a collection of purpose-driven businesses and in collaboration with others — to reverse climate change,” said B Lab Global Ambassador Kim Coupounas. “The seeds planted at this gathering will accelerate existing efforts while serving as a model for collective action for others to follow.”

In creating an initial six-month action plan and shaping a 10-year vision, the B Leadership Summit attendees identified concrete steps to accelerate climate mitigation work collectively, as individual companies, and through cross-sector collaboration and public advocacy.

Emerging from the Summit is the B Corp Climate Action Collaborative, a group of committed B Corps interested in furthering this work.

Read the full article about B corps launch collaborative climate change action strategy at B The Change